• OSHA’s 3-Step Guide to Fall Prevention

    SUS_BLOG_300x200_022117_Construction_022117 Falls are the leading cause of death on construction job sites (40 percent) and account for 15 percent of accidental workplace deaths across all industries each year. In an effort to raise awareness among both workers and employers, OSHA teamed up with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and the Health and National Occupational Research Agenda (.. Read More
  • Get Expert Advice and Product Knowledge in Seton’s New Pipe and Valve Marking Reference Guide

    SUSpvcatalogcover To provide customers with the expertise and knowledge they need to make the best pipe and valve marking decisions, Seton has launched a new reference guide devoted to its pipe and valve marking product line. The 36-page reference guide is a truly interactive experience for customers. Within the guide, there are links to some of Seton’s valuable tools for contractors, such as the Pipe Marker Wizard and Pipe Marker calculator. Customers will.. Read More
  • Safety News You Can Use

    safetynews OSHA Issues Final Rule for Confined Space in Construction Earlier this month, OSHA issued a final rule for confined space in construction, increasing protections for construction workers in confined spaces. The new rule offers construction workers similar protection to that of manufacturing and general industry workers. Differences unique to construction include requirements that ensure multiple employers share vital safety information and to continuously monitor hazards. For more information about the rule, click .. Read More
  • Hand Safety: What Workers Need to Wear to Stay Protected

    handsafety One important way in which employers can protect workers on the job is to provide them with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Used correctly, PPE can help protect workers from hazards they encounter while performing day-to-day job duties. According to OSHA, hazards specific to hands and arms include skin absorption of harmful substances, chemical or thermal burns, electrical dangers, bruises, abrasions, cuts, punctures, fract.. Read More
  • Traffic Safety in the Work Zone

    workzonetrafficsafety Work zones can be danger zones. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 609 construction and maintenance work zone fatalities in 2012. One of the dangers of a work zone is the risk of a worker being struck by a vehicle, and it’s important to put processes in place to maintain the safety of workers, as well as motorists traveling through work zones. OSHA stresses the im.. Read More
  • Demolition Hazards on the Jobsite: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

    demolition Citing many recent fatalities, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has launched a new website focused on protecting workers from construction demolition hazards. On the new site, OSHA outlines how to avoid these hazards. The first step is to plan ahead. OSHA recommends completing an engineering survey before any demolition work begins. Next is to provide appropriate personal protective equipment (.. Read More
  • Backing Construction Vehicles: How to Keep Safe from Moving Hazards

    backingtruck Backing construction vehicles can be a major safety hazard on the jobsite, leading to serious injury and even death. Recognizing the threat of danger, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) offers recommendations to keep workers safe from this particular vehicle hazards. NIOSH recently released a document outlining those threats and how to address them. While making sure eq.. Read More
  • Product Spotlight: Hard Hats

    hardhat Hard hats and other head protection are the best defense against head injuries on the job. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) notes that protective helmets or hard hats should:
    • Resist penetration by objects
    • Absorb the shock of a blow
    • Be water-resistant and slow burning
    • Have clear instructions explaining proper adjustment and replacement of the suspension and headband
    But hard hats do not provide adequate protection if they don’t fit. There should be room betw.. Read More
  • Protect Your Head: Protective Headgear Saves Lives

    protectiveheadgear Since head injuries can be life-altering or even fatal, it’s important to wear the proper head protection on the jobsite. Hard hats can protect both workers and supervisors from falling objects, bumping their heads on objects, as well as helping them to avoid contact with electrical hazards. Protective headgear, such as hard hats, has to meet ANSI standards or provide equal protection. Employers must select the type of headgear that best protects in a particular work environment. .. Read More
  • Safety in Small Spaces: Preventing Confined Space Danger

    confinedspace Confined spaces can be extremely dangerous work areas because of their size. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) defines a confined space as an area with “limited openings for entry or exit, is large enough for entering and working, and not designed for continuous worker occupancy.” Examples of confined spaces, according to OSHA, are underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits and silos. Permit-required confined spaces include those that could contain a hazard.. Read More